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Code Of Honor Breezes ‘Very Well’ For Jockey Club Gold Cup

W.S. Farish homebred Code of Honor, a three-length winner of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers last month, enjoyed a four-furlong breeze on Big Sandy Sunday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup set for September 28 at Belmont Park. Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said the Noble […]

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Kelso Timing ‘Makes Sense’ For Catholic Boy

Six-time graded stakes-winner Catholic Boy came out of his breeze on Saturday in good order and is slated to make his next start in the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap on September 21 at Belmont Park, trainer Jonathan Thomas said Sunday. The 4-year-old son of More Than Ready, who has won Grade 1 stakes on […]

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Saratoga Meet Generates Record $700 Million In All-Sources Handle

For the first time in history, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) generated more than $700 million in all-sources handle during the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course, which was conducted over a five-day race week and included the cancellation of a full Saturday card of racing. Wagering from all-sources totaled $705,343,949 a staggering […]

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Code Of Honor Jumps To Fourth Place In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

William S. Farish’s 3-year-old Code of Honor, fast-closing winner of Saturday’s $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, has risen from 10th to fourth place during the past week in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, remains on top. Code of Honor (120 votes), […]

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Graded Stakes Triple Nets John Velazquez Jockey Of The Week Title

The only jockey to win three graded stakes last week, John Velazquez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 19-25, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Code Of Honor Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll; Midnight Bisou Jumps Into Second Position

The slew of top performances on the blockbuster August 24 card at Saratoga Race Course produced some shifts among the top 10 in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll with the most notable change being the addition of Grade 1 Travers Stakes winner Code of Honor. Owned and bred by William S. Farish and trained by […]

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‘I Liked What I Saw With The Blinkers’: Tacitus Aims For Jockey Club Gold Cup

On Sunday morning at his Saratoga barn adjacent to the Oklahoma training track, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott reflected on a tough Saturday at the races that saw Tacitus run second in the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers and Elate complete the exacta in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. “We didn’t […]

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Code Of Honor ‘Put It Together’ At The Right Time For McGaughey

Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey could barely take a half-dozen steps outside his barn at Saratoga Race Course Sunday morning without being stopped by someone wanting to congratulate him on Code of Honor’s victory in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, the trainer’s fourth in the “Mid-Summer Derby.” “When I finally got a chance […]

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Travers Day Generates Record Handle For Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) generated a Travers Day record all-sources handle as fans wagered $52,129,344 on an afternoon that featured the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers. On-track handle was $11,657,493, which is also a new Travers Day record. A paid crowd of […]

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Velazquez Takes Code Of Honor Outside To Win The Travers

It had been 21 years since his third and most recent victory in the Grade 1 Travers, but trainer Claude “Shug” McGaughey proved this Saturday that he still knows how to put a horse in that revered winner’s circle at Saratoga. He saddled W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor to cross the wire in third […]

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